INDIA: 44 million higher education students in 10 years

India's higher education enrolment will increase to 44 million from the current 14 million in a decade, the central government said recently. Private players, distance education and foreign education providers will play key roles in ensuring this growth, reports LiveMint.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit that the central government looked to add 30 million more students to higher education 2020. "Industry does not create (human) wealth, it translates ideas into wealth. Higher education will create this human wealth."

He said that would mean 1,000 more universities. "Government cannot do everything. We need the private sector, foreign education providers, expansion of distance learning and enlarging the online format of learning".
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